MERRILL, Wis. (AP) -

Lincoln County sheriff's officials are looking for a man they believe is manufacturing meth -- a man they say is armed and dangerous.

Authorities say 36-year-old Christopher Meindel, of Merrill, has links to white supremacy groups and has made comments that he will not be taken into custody without a fight. Investigators say he could be in the Wausau area where he has friends.

State and local officials say they uncovered 46 meth labs in Lincoln County last month. The Daily Herald Media says authorities believe those labs are connected to similar operations found in the area last November. Meindel was arrested after the labs were found in November and was released on a signature bond.

Felony arrest warrants have been issued for Meindel. His attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.